18 KC-area youth soccer teams advance to Midwest Regional

Eighteen teams from the Kansas City area have advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer regional championships in South Dakota.

State champions from age groups 13 and under through 19/20 and under will represent South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Ohio South and Wisconsin starting June 23 in Sioux Falls.

Four Kansas City teams will represent Missouri and 14 will represent Kansas at the tournament.

Boys teams

▪ From Overland Park, Sporting BV SKC Academy 2004 and 2003 in 13U and 14U.

▪ FC Kansas City Academy Comets Elite 2002, from Kansas City, Kan., in 15U.

▪ From Shawnee, MUSC KC Fusion Academy 2001 and 2000 in 16U and 17U.

▪ Kansas Rush Academy Blue 1999, from Olathe, in 18U.

▪ Also from Olathe, Kansas Rush Academy 1998 in 19/20U.

Girls teams

▪ Sporting BV 2004 and 2003, from Overland Park, in 13U and 14U.

▪ FC Kansas City Academy Blues Elite 2003 in 14U.

▪ Sporting Blue Valley Roma 2002, also from Overland Park, in 15U.

▪ From Olathe, Kansas Rush Academy 2001, in 16U.

▪ FC Kansas City 2001 and 2000 in 16U and 17U.

▪ Sporting BV Rowdies 2000, from Overland Park, in 17U.

▪ From Overland Park, KC Blaze Academy Blue Angels in 18U.

▪ Overland Park Soccer Club Academy Velocity Cookson 1998 in 19/20U.

▪ FC Kansas City Forte Elite 1998 in 19/20U.